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Table 1 The characteristics of patients in the two groups of patients receiving misoprostol and osmotic dilatation prior to operational hysteroscopy

From: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing vaginal misoprostol and osmotic dilator in achieving cervical ripening before operative hysteroscopy

  Misoprostol group (n=53) Osmotic dilator group (n=47) P
Age (years)* 39.5±10.8 40.3±11.8 >0.05
Previous miscarriage* 1.8±1.3 2.0±1.5 >0.05
Parity* 1.0±0.9 0.9±1.0 >0.05
Types of hysteroscopic surgery
  Endometrial resection** 34.0% (18/53) 31.9% (15/47) >0.05
  Resection of polyp** 18.9% (10/53) 21.3% (10/47) >0.05
  Myomectomy** 39.6% (21/53) 38.3% (18/47) >0.05
  Intrauterine device extraction** 7.5% (4/53) 8.5% (4/47) >0.05
  1. *Mean ± SD, comparison using Student’s t test
  2. **Comparison using 2×2 contingency table analysis